Tiger, Phil edge closer to The Match for Charity

It’s not 100% confirmed yet but it looks like we’ll finally have some live golf to watch if a recent tweet from the US-based Bleacher Report is any indication.

Of course anyone is free to post news on Twitter but the good sign is that this little nugget just happened to be retweeted by two of the gentleman involved.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson share a joke after Mickelson wins The Match in Las Vegas (Credit: PGA Tour)

“It’s official: @TigerWoods, Peyton Manning, @PhilMickelson and @TomBrady all on one golf course. The Match: Champions for Charity is coming soon exclusively on TNT. All proceeds will benefit COVID-19 relief,” read the Bleacher Report’s tweet.

Unfortunately as both players are “employed” by the PGA Tour, they must get the Tour’s permission to be involved in any televised and/or streamed event.

And with the current crisis wreaking havoc on world sport, the top brass will be making very sure that everything is done to their satisfaction especially when it comes to the health of the players and staff at the event.

It was just 15 months ago when the pair, who have have close to 200 worldwide victories between them, first got together for the winner-take-all “The Match” at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas in November 2018 with Phil Mickelson taking home the spoils of victory that day – a cool US$9 million!

That sort of largesse wouldn’t fly in this climate so a match to help benefit COVID-19 relief, along with adding into the mix two legends of the NFL, makes plenty of sense.

Turner Sports will no doubt be updating the details as they come to hand – and I can’t wait.